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Offline The Unknown Caller

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #90 on: May 05, 2012, 07:48:27 PM »
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Look out, Mama,
there's a white boat
comin' up the river
With a big red beacon,
and a flag,
and a man on the rail
I think you'd better call John,
'Cause it don't
look like they're here
to deliver the mail
And it's less than a mile away
I hope they didn't come to stay
It's got numbers on the side
and a gun
And it's makin' big waves.

Daddy's gone,
my brother's out hunting
in the mountains
Big John's been drinking
since the river took Emmy-Lou
So the powers that be
left me here
to do the thinkin'
And I just turned twenty-two
I was wonderin' what to do
And the closer they got,
The more those feelings grew.

Daddy's rifle in my hand
felt reassurin'
He told me,
Red means run, son,
numbers add up to nothin'
But when the first shot
hit the docks I saw it comin'
Raised my rifle to my eye
Never stopped to wonder why.
Then I saw black,
And my face splashed in the sky.

Shelter me from the powder
and the finger
Cover me with the thought
that pulled the trigger
Think of me
as one you'd never figured
Would fade away so young
With so much left undone
Remember me to my love,
I know I'll miss her.

Amazing lyrics right there.

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #91 on: May 06, 2012, 11:00:57 AM »
I wish I was a fisherman
tumblin' on the seas
far away from dry land
and it's bitter memories
castin' out my sweet line
with abandonment and love
no ceiling bearin' down on me
save the starry sky above
with light in my head
with you in my arms...
i wish i was the brakeman
on a hurtlin fevered train
crashin head long into the heartland
like a cannon in the rain
with the feelin of the sleepers
and the burnin of the coal
countin the towns flashin by
and a night that's full of soul
with light in my head
with you in my arms...

And I know I will be loosened
from the bonds that hold me fast
and the chains all around me
will fall away at last
and on that grand and fateful day
I will take thee in my hand
I will ride on a train
I will be the fisherman
With light in my head
You in my arms...

Light in my head
You in my arms...

Light in my head
You...

With light in my head
You in my arms...

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #92 on: June 15, 2012, 09:47:09 PM »
Awesome Muse lyric:
And I've had recurring nightmares that I was loved for who I am
And missed the opportunity to be a better man

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #93 on: June 18, 2012, 07:40:22 AM »
Pay my respects to grace and virtue
Send my condolences to good
Give my regards to soul and romance
They always did the best they could
And so long to devotion
You taught me everything I know
Wave goodbye, wish me well
You've got to let me go


I forgot all about this song, but just listened to it and it has some great lyrics.

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #94 on: June 19, 2012, 09:46:59 AM »
I've always liked, from COBL..."...blessings, not just for the ones who kneel....luckily.."...

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #95 on: June 19, 2012, 01:43:26 PM »
we got into her car, away we started rollin'
I said "how much did you pay for this?"
she said "nothin', man - it's stolen."

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #96 on: June 22, 2012, 06:10:03 PM »
Some from Florence and the Machine's "Ceremonials":

"And the arms of the ocean are carrying me
And all this devotion was rushing over me
And the questions I have for a sinner like me
But the arms of the ocean deliver me."

"And when we come back we'll be dressed in black
And you'll scream our names aloud
And we won't eat and we won't sleep
We'll drag bodies from their graves."

"Your heart is the only place that I call home."

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #97 on: June 24, 2012, 05:37:23 PM »
running to stand still

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #98 on: June 27, 2012, 03:21:42 PM »
Love is our resistance
They'll keep us apart and they won't stop breaking us down
Hold me
Our lips must always be sealed

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #99 on: July 25, 2012, 09:46:42 AM »
And now I'm all alone in the dark of night
And the moon is shining, but I can't see the light.
And I can't look at the stars
They make me wonder where you are

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #100 on: July 26, 2012, 09:15:38 AM »
Choose your enemies carefully 'cause they will define you
Make them interesting 'cause in some ways they will mind you
They're not there in the beginning but when your story ends
Gonna last with you longer than your friends
- Cedars of Lebanon

A great lyric to end the album in my opinion.

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #101 on: July 26, 2012, 09:23:04 AM »
I never will forget you my American love
And I'll always remember you, wild as they come
And though if I saw you I'd pretend not to know
The place where you were in my heart is now closed
I already live with too many ghosts

And I can't stand the weather, no I never liked the rain
We drink on the job then we go home early
And I remember she used to look so good in that dress
Now she just screams how I promised her more than this
Take it easy baby, it ain't over yet

So, take what you need now honey
And do what you like
Don't worry about me Mama, I'm alright

And if there's something you need
And if there's something you find
Whatever gets you through the night
Whatever gets you through the night

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #102 on: July 26, 2012, 09:58:06 AM »
from new Killers songs

Runaways -
She said she might just runaway somewhere else
. Someplace good

. We can't wait till tomorrow
. You gotta know that this is real baby
. Why you wanna fight it
. It's the one thing you can choose. Let's take a chance baby we can't lose. Ain't we all just runaways

Miss Atomic Bomb * - Miss Atomic Bomb, we making out we got the radio on. you're gonna miss me when I'm gone

Flesh and Bone * - What are you afraid of and what are you made of. Flesh and Bone

not official lyrics. but I'm pretty sure it's what they are

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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #103 on: August 27, 2012, 01:05:21 PM »
"Darling, you're the punishment for all of my former sins"


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Re: Favorite lyrics
« Reply #104 on: August 27, 2012, 02:11:28 PM »
"I know he's blood but you can still turn him away
you don't owe him anything

Do you go to the dungeon
to find out how to make peace with your days in the dungeon?
writing a letter to you didn't make me feel any more peaceful than how I felt when we weren't speaking
because I didn't cop to what I did
I can't love you because we're supposed to have professional boundaries.
Iíd like you to be schooled and in awe
as though you were kissed by god full on the lips

I'm in the front row
the front row with popcorn
I get to see you
see you, close up

Iím too tired to recount the unpleasantries one by one
one minute I want to banish you, the next I want to be on a deserted island with you along with my three favorite CDs
ambivalent yet in your bed we've yet to acknowledge what really happened

slid into the ditch
I have this overwhelming loss of ambition
we said let's name thirty good reasons
why we shouldn't be together
I started by saying things like "You smoke" "You live in New Jersey"
you started saying things like "You belong to the world"
all of which could have been easily refuted
but the conversation was hypothetical
I am totally short of breath for you
why can't you shut your stuff off

I'm in the front row
the front row with popcorn
I get to see you
see you, close up

and I laughed until my lungs hurt I love how you bust my chops
you don't always feel seen sometimes you feel erasable
unfortunately I cannot reciprocate in my current state
I think we should be careful of how much time we spend together

for a while while Iím speaking
to you know how much you hate to be interrupted, maybe spend some time alone
fill up your proverbial cup so that it doesn't always have to be about you
I've been wanting your undivided attention
I like the fact that you're nothing like me
are you not burdened by the lack of perspective people have of your charmed life seemingly

I'm in the front row
the front row with popcorn
I get to see you
see you, close up

you never meant to be ungrateful
nor held up to be whipped or wept for certainly not analyzed
prodded at more ways than one
apparently you've been misrepresented
dealing with the concept of arrows being slung towards your outrageous fortune

hey Iím not mad at you, guardian
Iím mad at myself for spending so much time with you and your Jekyll and Hydeness
Iím glad I figuratively slapped you on the wrist
you laughed a wicked laugh and said "come here let me clip your wings!"
"Raise the roof!" he yelled "Yeah, raise the roof!" I yelled back
unfortunately you needed a health scare to reprioritize
no thanks to the soap box
having me rile against them
won't make an ounce of difference

I'm in the front row
the front row with popcorn
I get to see you
see you, close up

oh the things Iíve done for you
many a stitch a friend a man's been left for you
oh the books Iíve read for you
the tongues Iíve bitten for you
many a new city for you
many a risk taken for you
not a single regret"

Front Row by Alanis Morissette. One of the best stream-of-consciousness lyrics I've ever heard, and the song kicks total ass too.